Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Doki Doki Literature Club

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 8, 2017

I played Doki Doki Literature Club near the end of October. This game was not what I expected. Oh, I know it was kind of a fourth-wall breaking horror story masquerading as a dating sim / visual novel. That’s why I got it. But as they say, it’s all about the journey, not the destination, and […]


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Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 1, 2015

In case you haven’t heard…  in what is probably the BEST Google April Fool’s Stunt of all time… you can go to Google Maps and play Pac-Man out in the center of your street map. You need a relatively dense selection of streets in your map for it to work, but the tool will generate […]


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Free Game: Candy Defender Saga… or “Redacted”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 3, 2014

This is a little project that started out as simply a little internal exercise for me to learn GameMaker Studio. I figured it would also count as my One Game a Month entry. When the whole Candy / Saga trademark thing hit, I figured I’d re-theme it and submit it for the CandyJam as well. […]


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The Rampant Games Sale & Give-Away Continues! Day 2!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 3, 2013

Wow! First off, I want to thank everybody who sent me birthday well-wishes yesterday through all kinds of different methods. You guys rock. I appreciate it. For the record – in spite of it being a workday at Ye Olde Day Job (I need to sell a LOT more games to leave that one behind), […]


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Driving 4 Dollars: A Game In Five Hours, But One Doesn’t Count.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 5, 2012

A half-hour before the Zero Hour Game Jam (in my time zone), I still wasn’t sure what I was going to make. Part of me wanted to see how Unity could handle something along the lines of a “Bullet Hell” shooter. Part of me wanted to do something completely traditional – a 1980-era arcade game […]


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Worlds of Ultima 1 & 2: *FREE*

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 18, 2012

They aren’t indie, but they were made on what would be considered an indie budget today. And they are free at GOG.COM … Worlds of Ultima 1 and 2 – FREE These are two spin-off games from the Ultima series that were made using the Ultima VI engine. As I recall, Warren Spector said his […]


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Fallout – Free!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 6, 2012

You’ve got just over 24 hours left to get the original Fallout game for free from GOG.COM If you don’t have it already, you have no excuse. Get it now, play it when you have time. Get a free copy to send to friends. Whatever.  Snag it.  It’s a classic.  Not perfect by any means, […]


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A Game In 0 Hours…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 7, 2011

I tried. I didn’t quite succeed. But I did come out with a game I consider somewhat fun with a little extra work. I participated in the 0-hour game jam. The idea was to make a game in the hour that exists before Daylight Savings Time turns the clock back… that missing hour between 2 […]


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Guest Post: The Roguelikes, Part 3( and a half! )

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 18, 2011

I don’t think this is the last one – Brian “Skavenhorde” Critser keeps providing more information on common and not-so-common roguelikes. And I’ll keep posting ’em. Hello all it’s your friendly neighborhood rat with just a few roguelikes this week. Been a little sick lately so I had to cut this one short. Plus I’ve […]


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Guest Post: The Roguelikes, Part 3

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 11, 2011

Yes, part 3. And this won’t finish it. I wonder if I should rename this blog, “Tales of the Rampant Coyote and Rat” or something.  But Skavenhorde continues to delve the depths of the roguelike dungeons, coming up with not only a short review / quick-take of the worlds therein, but a bit of development […]


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Guest Post: The Roguelikes, Part 2

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 4, 2011

Brian “Skavenhorde” Critser continues his investigation into popular or influential roguelikes here, in part 2.  The dude has done some serious dungeon-delving for this report, and it shows. He’s been privately sending me links to some more interesting roguelikes he’s found over the last few months, some of which have been included in my indie […]


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Guest Post: The Roguelikes, Part 1

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 27, 2011

All I can say is, “Holy cow!” Brian Critser, AKA Skavenhorde, turned a quick research into roguelikes for a guest post into nearly a Master’s Thesis. It’s awesome. And it’s good for multiple post, the next one arriving hopefully next week. Well worth the read, even if (or especially if) you aren’t all that much […]


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Zombie Ultima

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 11, 2010

Confession time, here. My secret shame. I’ve been playing… Lord of Ultima. I don’t know why. I guess I’ve always been a strategy game fan, especially the more “builder” oriented ones, and I’ve even been a developer on an indie “MMORTS” where we did something similar (but with much more interesting combat, IMO, and probably […]


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Bejeweled 2 FREE Today Only

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 10, 2010

Okay, the site is like TOTALLY slammed right now with people right now, but until 10:10 PM Tonight Pacific time, Bejeweled 2 is FREE at popcap.com to celebrate the 10th birthday of Bejeweled! (And, as we know, thus began the casual game phenomenon….)


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Making a Game – On Fast Forward

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 30, 2010

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could make a game this fast? But no – this is a time-lapse look at Markus “Minecraft” Persson’s Ludum Dare 18 entry – a “game in a weekend” competition. As with many of the competitors, it’s dang impressive what was accomplished in only 48 hours of development time. The […]


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Mardek RPG Chapter 3 Released

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 9, 2010

Mardek Chapter 3, a Flash-based RPG, is now out. Its predecessors have also received an update. Mardek Chapter 1 Mardek Chapter 2 Mardek Chapter 3 I haven’t played these games before. Yes, me, the all-knowing guru of all things indie RPG and stuff (HAH!), missed this one. But after hearing about the release of Chapter […]


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